medical waste producer News

  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Sector Waste Review Service

    Pharmaceutical manufacturing plants generate a variety of waste streams throughout the production, supply and organisational processes. While the day-to-day activities are similar from one plant to the next, the actual processes used in pharmaceutical manufacturing vary widely. The pharmaceutical industry is highly competitive and many organisations are often ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Extended Producer Responsibility and the e-waste problem

    The practice of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is picking up steam, most notably in the information technology industry. A growing number of companies are taking on greater levels of responsibility for the environmental impacts of their products - from point of manufacturing through to end of the life recycling. E-waste recycling is taking off, but obstacles remain to its widespread ...

  • Extended producer responsibility and the e-waste problem

    The practice of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is picking up steam, most notably in the information technology industry. A growing number of companies are taking on greater levels of responsibility for the environmental impacts of their products - from point of manufacturing through to end of the life recycling. E-waste recycling is taking off, but obstacles remain to its widespread ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Perma-Fix Signs Option Agreement to License Technology for Use in Proprietary Process to Produce Medical Isotopes

    ATLANTA, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: PESI) today announced it has signed an exclusive option agreement with Battelle, which operates Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy, to license technology from PNNL for use with Perma-Fix's proprietary process to ...

  • Frost & Sullivan: Europe’s burning desire for alternatives to medical waste incineration

    With the global push towards a greener world comes the awareness to decrease carbon emissions. Throughout many parts of Europe the dominant method of medical waste removal continues to be incineration. Although a successful and easy way to cope with medical waste, the carbon dioxide emissions resulting from incineration are leading European countries to search for alternative methods to dispose ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Frost & Sullivan: Europe's Burning Desire for Alternatives to Medical Waste Incineration

    With the global push towards a greener world comes the awareness to decrease carbon emissions. Throughout many parts of Europe the dominant method of medical waste removal continues to be incineration. Although a successful and easy way to cope with medical waste, the carbon dioxide emissions resulting from incineration are leading European countries to search for alternative methods to dispose ...


    By Marketwire

  • Medical Journal Affirms Case for Greener Operating Rooms

    An article published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal which examined the efforts to green hospital operating rooms supports the work currently underway by Practice Greenhealth, the nation's leading membership organization for institutions in healthcare that have made a commitment to sustainable, environmentally friendly practices. The article, which appeared in the Canadian Medical ...


    By Practice Greenhealth

  • Find Out How Green Your Medical Facility Is With Free Web-Based Waste Calculator From Megadyne

    Megadyne releases its Green Sheet Waste Calculator, a free web-based tool developed for hospitals and surgical centers to compare the medical waste produced by disposable electrodes and pencils and the waste savings from using reusable electrosurgical products. The calculator requires only the number of operating rooms and number of electrosurgical cases completed per O.R. per day. Using these ...


    By Marketwire

  • Nanotechnology produces cheaper and portable measuring instruments

    Let's start by correcting one misunderstanding: nanoparticles are not extremely small. In fact, they vary in size - from a couple of atoms to millions of atoms or thousands of molecules - and make up an intermediate form between loose molecules and relatively large grains. Proteins are also a type of nanoparticle. “In light of this, chemists see nanoparticles as actually being quite ...

  • Sonoco Introduces the UltraFreshSystem™ for Fresh-Cut Produce

    Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies; Paper Pak Industries, a leading manufacturer of absorbent mediums for the food industry; and Bunzl Distribution, a global packaging and supplies distribution company, are pleased to introduce the UltraFreshSystem for packaging fresh-cut produce. ...


    By Sonoco Recycling

  • Killing the cures: how biodiversity loss is harming medical science

    Biodiversity is essential for the functioning of ecosystems - from forests and fresh waters to coral reefs, soils, and even the atmosphere - that sustain all life on Earth. The ongoing and escalating disappearance of that diversity will harm society in myriad ways. One way that is often overlooked is the damaging impact on medical science. For millennia, medical practitioners have harnessed ...

  • RecoMed wins INOVYN Sustainability Award for medical PVC recycling

    RecoMed, the PVC medical devices take-back scheme, has won the Sustainability category of the 2016 INOVYN Awards for its innovative approach to sustainable healthcare recycling. It’s the second accolade in just over a year for the scheme, which is run by project partners Axion Consulting, a resource recovery specialist, and the British ...

  • Biomedical Waste Situation in Istanbul

    In developing countries, solid waste has not been considered sufficiently important to be of concern. In many countries hazardous and medical wastes are still handled and disposed of together with domestic waste, thus creating a significant health risk to workers, the public and the environment. In Brazil for instance, it has been estimated by the Brazilian Sanitary and Environmental Engineering ...

  • ReportsnReports - Consumers and Sustainability Food and Beverage, Personal Care, Household Cleaners, and OTC Medications and Supplements

    Consumers and Sustainability Food and Beverage, Personal Care, Household Cleaners, and OTC Medications and Supplements  This report (also available in a four-part series format) was jointly published by The Hartman Group and Packaged Facts. The CPG markets ...


  • MWV Healthcare’s Shellpak Renew Medication Adherence-Enhancing Solution Receives CPhI Sustainability Award

    MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV), a global leader in ...


  • China: Solid Waste Treatment in Liaoning

    Liaoning province, China's important industrial and raw material base, lies in the south of the country's northeast region. With 14 municipalities and a population of 42 million, the province covers an area of over 150,000 sq. km. The pillar industries in Liaoning include petrochemical, metallurgy, electronics/information technology, and manufacturing. The outputs of these industries are also ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Beijing pledges to recycle half of Olympic waste

    Beijing’s 31 Olympic venues are expected to jointly produce some 14,000 tons of trash, including leftovers, paper, plastic bottles and medical waste, reports Sina. In the tradition of past host countries, Beijing has pledged to make 50 percent of this waste useful after recycling. Food waste must be removed from stadiums within four hours. Other trash will be gathered and transported to one of ...

  • Waste management slipping out of control in Kabul

    Population growth and the construction boom in Kabul over the past few years have resulted in the daily production of over 3,000 tonnes of solid waste. Some of this has been accumulating, causing serious health and environmental damage, according to Kabul Municipality. The municipality reckons there is now a daily build-up of at least 300 tonnes of solid waste in and around Kabul city (109,500 ...


    By IRIN

  • Three Hershey plants achieve `Zero Waste to Landfill`

    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced that three of its manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania have achieved “Zero-Waste-to-Landfill“ (ZWL) status as a result of the company’s ongoing efforts to enhance sustainability through recycling and waste management. Two of the facilities are in Hershey, Pa., and the third is in Hazleton, Pa. “We are proud of our role as ...

  • New England Institutions Recognized for Diverting Food Waste

    Four New England organizations were among only 14 organizations honored nationally by EPA for their success in keeping wasted food out of landfills. EPA is also issuing “Food Recovery Challenge Regional Achievement Certificates” to 24 organizations in all six New England states. Americans throw out more food than any other type of waste. In 2013, 37 million tons of food waste were ...

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